The diocese stretches over 21,405 square kilometers and covers three districts.
The total population was 7,346,000 at the end of 2005. (The population of the whole country is approximately 1 billion).
The languages used in the diocesan territory are Kannada, Tamil, Konkani and Malayalam.
The per capita income is 100 rupees a day (US$2.16 as of July 2006).
Trade and agriculture. Textiles, areca and paddy are major products.